I used to treat a Monday with disgust and pain. Sunday afternoon was the time where the pit of my stomach became upset and nauseated. Have you ever heard the phrase:
“Sunday evening blues Monday morning blahs”
I work in a corporate environment where weeks and months fly by and I can honestly say every day and week is crucial for the success of our company. Monday’s can be a reset or a continuation of the work you put in the week before.
Dreading Monday’s that used to be my mindset and attitude until one day. One morning the sun showed through my hospital blinds and beamed on my face. I vividly recall this morning because the previous week’s were full of pain, uncertainty , doubt about my health and life. I was literally hanging in the balance of life and death for a couple of months.
I had received a knee surgery that ended up causing me to have a staph infection in my knee that lead to the other parts of my body. Rapid weight loss and an emergency surgery to remove the infected ligament after it sat in my body for two months. Lots of specialist and experimental drug treatment and a stroke to the right side of my body, I knew I was done for.
But then and since I am a man of prayer and Faith I would say , “But God!”. There was a different path and purpose for my life that 20 plus years later I stand here becoming healthier than ever , raised and raising children, married for 20 years and so much more.
This is the part where I hope you see that my perspective on Mondays changed drastically. It’s amazing how a life threatening incident can change your whole life and hopefully for many for good. You may have or may not have experienced a life threatening situation, but you don’t have to to know that life is precious and a gift. To remind yourself that you are a gift to the world.
Keeping a Monday in your back pocket is like knowing you are going into a challenge or fight but have something special to use whenever you need it.
The beauty of a Monday is that it signifies something new, new hope, new opportunity, new relationships and a fresh look on how to be your better self. Throughout history Monday’s have been used to start a new regiment, heal from a broken relationship, pickup where you left off etc. Do you see the power we put in one day?
Having this weapon is yours to use every week you have to live.
Change your perspective , change your life.
Let your Monday’s be a difference maker for your work and life this week.
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.